A&P printing on canvas is :bowdown:

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I don't think I want to go back to paper...

    There's NO reflection, the dmax and gamut > the matte papers i've used, and the texture makes ANYTHING look good.

    But don't believe me, look at the pictars!

    It should be noted that these images have yet to be coated with the protective coating, so there will be a slight contrast and color bump...


    noir print, 30x24: (black bars are to give me material to gallery wrap...)

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    close up detail of said print:

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    a Zinfandel vine from Napa Valley. 22x22:

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    100 crop of that shot:

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    extreme tamron 90mm closeup of canvas texture:

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  2. 3x

    3x New Member

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    i used to work for zazzle...free canvas prints in any size :run:
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    That first one looks awesome, like a movie still. How much is it to get them done?
     
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    Thanks! I'm doing them myself at work. I have this 24" roll, and a 60" role i'm saving til I know exactly what i'm doing...
     
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    looks good man
     
  6. EWhytsell

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    I've been wanting to try canvas. looks good
     
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    i printed one for my GF a few months ago on canvas.
    i need to go do another one soon
     
  8. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    canvas/gallery wraps always look so good

    I've got a couple I'd love to do of my daughter, but 100 bucks or so a pop gets expensive:hs:

    so I just print 16x20 on metallic and get it framed/matted etc...speaking of which, I've got one I need to get down to Hobby Lobby soon:o
     
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    1st photo is sick. Original?
     
  10. jared_IRL

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    how much was it?
    a printer that i use regularly quoted me $200 for a 28x28 for a wrapped canvas.
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    free?

    I'm doing it myself....
     
  13. Sympathy

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    nga make a edu :o
     
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    The hvlp is a more consistant spray, and you get to dilute the gloss of the coating to your preference by adding distilled water....

    Honestly, the two most popular ways of applying the coating is with the spray guy or a foam paint roller. I figure i'm safer with the spray....
     
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    spraying the canvas right now!!!! I just put the first coat on, it's amazing!

    The gun is absolutely painless, the spraying process is easy, and so far it seems totally idiot proof...

    I'll have pics of the finished canvases once they're done, but if you guys want pics of the setup and process, lemme know now...

    pretty much I have a plastic dropcloth spraybooth with a vent fan, the canvas hanging from a beam, and a 20 gallon compressor with the spray gun all in my basement.

    no fumes, no mess... It's actually a little too easy....

    *knocks on wood*
     
  18. Keegan

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    Sounds fun. I'll have to get some of my stuff on canvas sooner or later. Won't be doing it myself though, lol
     
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    I love doing stuff myself. Really makes it worth it to me.

    I can say I did EVERYTHING from the inception of the photograph through the actual clicking of the shutter, to the final printing and finishing of the print.

    Any original print of mine that anyone owns has never been through any hands except my own.
     
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    I would like a quick snapshot and how much everything cost besides the actually printing of course
     
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    Thats awesome, in for step by step EDU for printing a film noir picture for your gallery.
     
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    cool shit, wish i had access to a printer like that.
     
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    I think I can do that...

    1 roll of 24" x 40 feet canvas: $80
    1 roll of 60" x 40 feet canvas: $180
    1 gallon of semigloss fixer coating: $70
    1 hvlp spray gun: $80
    1 20gal air compressor: $300 (already owned for other stuff)
    stretcher bars: roughly $1.50 per foot - $9 for a 18x18 square print
    1 canvas pliers: $20
    1 staple gun: $20

    aside from that, I bought a bag of plastic drop cloth, a respirator, some small staples and a gallon of distilled water to cut the gloss of the fixer.

    Not too considering how many prints I'll be able to do....
     
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    The zinfandel grapes is stretched!!!

    (I did this one first in case I fucked it up....)

    I fucking LOVE it.

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    on the wall...

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    You can definitely see the 'pop' in the color that the semigloss coating gave it, but it didn't give it much reflective glare at all... It kind of sparkles a little, but it's nothing like a coated paper...

    thoughts?
     
  25. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    looks amazing :bowdown: your hvlp gun was only $80? what brand is it? when i did paint touch up/blending in college i had a devilbiss hvlp that cost me over $250 and it was their budget model :o
     

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